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THURSO: Williamson, Chemist,Traill Street, Thurso.
WICK : Library
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
From information passed to me by the late Rev. George Bell when he was minister of Canisbay I understand that Colonel James lnnes of Cape Fear was in fact the son of Rev. James lnnes, minister of Canisbay (1667-1704). Mr. James Broadee, referred to in the will would undoubtedly have been the Rev. James Brodie who was minister of Canisbay during the period 1747-1779. This agrees with the dating of the will.
Colonel James Innes of Cape Fear, North Carolina, donated £100 to Cannisbay Kirk Session to buiid a steeple to the church, to install a bell 'of which he would not be ashamed' and to provide Poor's money to be paid on his birthday on the condition that the work would start immediately.
The bell was cast in London, conveyed by boat to Leith, then by boat to Thurso and finally by small boat to Huna.
All the letters written by Colonel lnnes were transcribed in the Session Records which were passed to Register House, Edinburgh.
L. J. MYATT, Braal.
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